The BFNC First Holiday Cheer Decoration Contest
Our new CEO announced an office Holiday Cheer Decoration Contest and the BFNC Team members got busy planning the ultimate holiday decorations. It’s true, engaging projects CAN bring out the best. The decoration competition was an opportunity for staff to work together as teams. What we learned is that our staff are innovators, and each task is embraced as a labor of care.

Two Teams Selected!
Two teams were announced as the winners – It’s A Wonderful Life and A Classic Christmas.

Description of “It’s A Wonderful Life” theme
Images of the decoration theme “It’s A Wonderful Life” The decorations take you through an outside winter scene to the warm and festive look inside a Victorian Holiday home. Just imagine … snowflakes, outside door scenes with snow, warm and cozy fireside scene, decorative doors inside the home and other rooms showing holiday decorative scenes. The trainset actually works! Congratulations It’s a Wonderful Life Team!


Description of “A Classic Christmas” theme
Featuring the images of A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS. Our offices were decorated with Designs by Jeri Becton that include classic images of our childhoods – Santa, Santa Elf, a snowman, the Grinch who stole Christmas, a Gingerbread house, little Rudolph the Reindeer, and the Abominable Snowman. Creativity Standout included a Holiday wreath that incorporated the BFNC new logo. Other festive decorations added by the team included two Christmas trees, decorative doors and wrapped office boards. Congratulations Team!


Photos of the Neighborhood House

Photos of the Westminster Community House

The Westminster Community House is decorated for the holidays. The photos provide a look at some of the decorations. Look closely … the Christmas tree includes small 45 records as part of the tree decorations. Why? We are saluting a Motown Christmas – remembering the classic Christmas tunes and how they make us feel. Enjoy https://youtu.be/ruykf76D0l0

Our First Breakfast with Santa in the Fruit Belt Community
The CEO expressed that she wanted to host a single parent family Holiday event to provide a morning of uplifting parents and their children. The BFNC staff and several volunteers such as the members of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated, Buffalo Chapter and numerous gift donors worked to make the breakfast an enjoyable success. Our guests selected their hot breakfast choices and were served by volunteers. After their breakfast, there was the Big Raffle! Raffle items included a large flat screen TV, an Air fryer, Visa Gift cards, movie theme baskets, and more. After the raffle storyteller Karima Amin shared two engaging stories with the families. Story Time was followed by a visit from Santa and his little helpers. To the families surprise each family received a bag of gifts for the children and a special comfort bag filled with relaxing gift items for the parents. We look forward to creating “Breakfast with Santa” 2022!  The photos help tell the story. More Photos can be seen on Facebook @buffalobfnc.

The Holiday Smiles Were Uplifting

Santa was a Standout

Great Things Happen with Great People and Caring Hearts


West Herr Chevy of Williamsville *(GOLD SPONSOR)

Colby Development, LLC
Doing The Will of God Church
Ephesus Ministries
Jack and Jill of America Incorporated, Buffalo Chapter
BFNC Board of Directors


Elmwood Kiwanis Club
Evans Bank Tonawanda and Amherst Branches
Home Beneath Our Feet, Inc.

COMMUNITY HELPERS who saw a need and helped in so many ways.

Debbie of Interior Furniture
Mike of Southwest Spirits
Thaddeus Dunn, the Founder and CEO of Right Fit Recruiting, LLC
Photos by Nancy Parisi www.nancyjparisi.com